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Internal Security: May 9, 2012

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During a police raid in Afula in search of drugs, police officers cursed a youth instructor working with the Ethiopian community when he requested that they show him their police IDs, saying “Who the hell are you to ask us to identify ourselves”, and “You’re an asshole that asks for ID, you’re an impudent, stupid Ethiopian”.

(Hebrew - Walla)

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May 9th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Closed Society: December 22, 2011‎

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Unknown persons set fire to an archeological site near Afula in the north of Israel. A container of archeological findings was burnt along with much of its contents. The Israeli Antiquities Authority think that the perpetrator were Haredi jews.

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December 22nd, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Closed Society: December 12, 2011

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The parents of students attending Ohel Meir school in Afula, in which a Muslim wedding took place, are refusing to send their children to the school until a “cleansing” ceremony is performed.

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December 12th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Closed Society: 7 December, 2010

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Over the past few weeks, dozens of municipal rabbis signed a rabbinical verdict prohibiting the rental of apartments to Arabs. Politicians active in the orthodox Zionist stream have started to sign rabbis onto the statement on this issue in order to lower the number of apartments rented to Arabs and to prevent Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, the Chief Rabbi of Safad, who has already prohibited the rental of apartments to non-Jews. The politicians hope that since dozens of municipal rabbis, all of whom receive salaries from the state, have joined the call, the State Prosecutor will understand that the position is a principled one, deriving from Jewish religious law (halacha), and that legal and criminal measures cannot be used against these rabbis. The letter was signed by the following  municipal rabbis, among others: Yaakov Edelstein of Ramat Hasharon, Yosef Sheinen of Ashdod, Moshe Hevelin of Qiryat Gat, David Wolfa of Rishon LeZion, Avraham Margalit of Carmiel, Zion Suderi of Gedera, Shmuel David of Afula, Simcha Hacohen of Rehovot, Azarya Basis of Rosh Hayain, Yitzchak Yaakobovitch of Herzliya, Yeshayahu Meitles of Nahariya, Yeshaya Herzl of Nazareth Illit, David Sedaka of Pardes Hannah, and Avraham Ohayun of Ofakim. (Hebrew, English)